Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour top 10 point standings – 1. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, 231; 2. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 192; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 179; 4. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 166; 5. Jason Brees, Meriden, 158; 6. David Brown, Kellogg, 145; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 133; 8. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, and Chris Abelson, Sioux City, both 116; 10. Kollin Hobdon, Pahrump, Nev., 108. The Aug. 30 feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. The 2020 Dirt Knights finale will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the card, in $500 to win features. There are no entry fees for the draw/redraw show. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and ages 6-14, and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 14 and under. VINTON, Iowa – Another chapter in IMCA Modified history will be written on Sunday, when the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour comes to Benton County Speedway. Braaksma owns the distinction of having won tour features in three different states, Park Jefferson Speedway in South Dakota, Buena Vista Raceway in Iowa and Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota. Sunday’s race will be the 10th tour event held at Vinton since 2011. Most of the previous events were mid-May or Memorial Weekend openers; the upcoming race was rescheduled from May 25. The 100th event in tour history will be held at Vinton, the track where the IMCA Modified division first raced more than 40 years ago. Winner of three of the first six Dirt Knights events this season, Ethan Braaksma is poised to become the 11th different champion in as many years the tour has been held.
WHS basketballWellington travels to El Dorado for a non-league game. The schedule is as follows:â€¢C Team boys/girls – 4:15 p.m.â€¢JV boys – 5:45 p.m.â€¢Varsity girls – 6 p.m.â€¢Varsity boys – 7:30 p.m. Sumner CountySouth Haven at ArgoniaGarden Plain at Belle PlaineCaldwell at MedfordConway Springs at Wichita TrinityOxford at Udall. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down johnny la · 392 weeks ago Are the WHS boys really playing at 6 tonight? or are those mixed around Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 392 weeks ago Go WMS basketball teams. Take it all the way. You are all winners regardless Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Duke Fan · 392 weeks ago Just in case you are wondering WMS ladies played Rose Hill Monday night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Three Wellington Middle School teams are in the Pioneer League Division 3 Championship after sweeping semifinal games Monday evening. In high school action, Wellington and Sumner County teams are back in action tonight including a huge tilt between Argonia and South Haven girlsâ€¦Pioneer League TournamentIt has been awhile since Wellington has had three basketball teams in a Pioneer League Championship tournament in the same year. But 2013 is a special year.Both seventh grade boys and girls teams and the eighth grade girls were victorious Monday evening.Thus the schedule for Thursday is as follows:Seventh grade girls championship at Wellington Middle School at 5 p.m.:Wellington vs. Winfield.Seventh grade boys championship at WMS, 6:30 p.m.Wellington vs. Circle.Eighth grade girls championship at Mulvane Middle School, 5 p.m.Wellington vs. Rose Hill.The scores from Monday night are as follows:Seventh grade boys: Wellington 29 Prairie Hills 15Scoring: A.J. Snipes 12, R.J. Lara 7, Cade Phelps 6, Jack Walton 3, Logan Jones 2. Wellington is 11-3 on the season.Seventh grade girls: Wellington 46 El Dorado 11Scoring: Avery Rusk 20, Shayland French 8, MeKenna Adams 3, Abby Lowe 2.Eighth grade girls: Wellington 41 Mulvane 28.No individual scoring was available.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Nick Reedy, 33, and Sylvester Provencio, 22, of Caldwell were both involved in the same April 22, 2015 brawl which took place in southern rural Sumner County. They were also charged with essentially the same felonies and misdemeanors by the Sumner County attorneyâ€™s office. But it appears they are taking different paths in the criminal justice system.Nick ReedyReedy pled guilty this morning to aggravated battery, a level 5 felony and criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor for the alleged assault of Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell. He made the plea agreement at 8 a.m. before the start of the jury trial held today in Sumner County District Court.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he will be recommending prison time in hopes that Reedy will spend anywhere from 32 to 36 months. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for the early part of July. Reedy is currently out on bond.Sylvester ProvencioProvencio, however, has made no plea and his jury trial went forward today. He is also facing a jury trial on felony rape charges in an unrelated incident scheduled for June 21.Spencer said Reedy will not testify in the Provencio aggravated battery case this week.â€œTechnically, Reedy is still considered in trial until his sentencing,â€ Spencer said. â€œSo he has the right to remain silent.â€Todayâ€™s actionsA 12-person jury was selected during the morning and mid-afternoon hours amongst more than 50 individuals.Â Then the Provencio trial started around 3 p.m. and Spencer and Provencioâ€™s defense attorney Jess Hoeme, of the firm Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC in Wichita made their opening statements.It is clear from the start that this jury will be hearing two very different versions of what happened on that April night in which a confrontation broke out between three young men and two older men on Mayfield Road, just south of U.S. 81 Highway near Caldwell.During his opening statements, Spencer described the night in which Nispel and Schneider were driving in separate cars east of town when they saw a vehicle stuck in the mud. Schneider was the first to arrive in a pink Cadillac. Allegedly, Provencio and Schneider started arguing in which Sylvester threw the first punch.That led to a melee in which eventually, according to Spencerâ€™s testimony, Provencio and Schneider were wrestling in a muddy ditch. Reedy and Nispel joined in the fight. A third person, Austin Townsend, who was with Reedy and Provencio at the time, left the scene and ran back to Caldwell on foot. Reedy then proceeded to kick Schneider while he was on the ground. Spencer said Nispel escaped from Reedy and was able to get to his Dodge Ram truck where he had a cell phone and called 911. After explaining the situation to 911, he turned his vehicle around to go back to help his friend who was now being kicked by both Reedy and Provencio.Nispel then allegedly used his truck to knock Reedy and Provencio down, who were still beating up Schneider, but did not run over them. The two young Caldwell boys then ran and stole the pink Cadillac and drove to Caldwell, Spencer said.Spencer said Schneider, who was transported to Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell, suffered severe head and neck trauma, a concussion, ruptured eardrum, extensive bleeding from cuts and abrasions all over his body, cracked teeth and two broken ribs.The rest of the storyHoeme then addressed the jury and for the first time publicly described the night from Provencioâ€™s perspective.â€œWhat you havenâ€™t heard is that earlier in the evening it was Greg Schneiderâ€™s birthday and he had been drinking beer at a local drinking establishment for six hours. You also never heard that Bryan Nispel had been drinking at the same bar since 9 p.m.,â€ Hoeme said. â€œSo it is safe to say later in the evening when these two individuals met up with these three young men in the country, that this turned into a brawl of five drunken individuals.â€Hoeme spent much of his testimony questioning the true cause of the attack. Using salty language he described how both Snyder and Nispel were not being good Samaritans when approaching the three men with the stuck vehicle, but instead arrived with malice wishing to pick a fight.Hoeme also speculated that Snider had no intention of pulling the vehicle out, because the Cadillac was ill-suited to do so and he had no rope or chains with him.He then said SchneiderÂ initiated the conversation by calling Provencio a â€œfâ€”ing Mexican.â€â€œI ask you the jury, do you believe that these three men who had their vehicle stuck in the mud out in the country, would just up and start a fight with two men who were supposedly only being polite and good Samaritans?â€ Hoeme said. â€œOr was there more to it. You need to know the rest of the story.â€Hoeme said once Townsend fled, there were only four people who actually knew what happened that night.Hoeme described the events in which Nispel had used his pickup as a weapon to attempt to run over his two clients which he did so. And they had no other alternative but to run to the closest available car which was Schneiderâ€™s Cadillac in hopes of not being run over a second time.â€œYou call that stealing a car?â€ Hoeme said. â€œYou call running for your lives and getting into a Cadillac in order to save yourself, the same thing as stealing a car?â€They did not try to hide the Cadillac once returning to Caldwell, but parked it a block from Reedyâ€™s motherâ€™s house, Hoeme said. And in the process, Reedy too wanted to call 911 but was unable to do so because of the heat of the situation. However, his mother was able to get through to 911 once they arrived home.Hoeme then encouraged the jury to follow the trail of blood that was found on the Dodge vehicle that led to the Cadillac.He then questioned whether law enforcement conducted the investigation with an open mind.â€œWere the questions bilateral? Were they fair?â€ Hoeme asked rhetorically. â€œOr did it appear, that the law enforcement doing the investigation had their minds made up before they ever talked to anyone?â€He then urged the jury to keep an open mind.â€œI urge you to keep your ears and mind open when listening to testimony in this trial,â€ Hoeme said. â€œBecause the prosecution will only tell you part of the story. But there is always a rest of the story.â€Other trial itemsâ€¢The afternoon session was called before the jury could listen to the 911 tapes by Nispel. Those audio tapes will be heard immediately when the court reconvenes tomorrow morning.â€¢One juror asked if she could take notes. After the jury was excused, Hoeme said the notes of one juror may be biased and he would be comfortable if she would just listen. Judge Scott McQuin concurred and will not allow note taking.â€¢Hoeme also wanted to make sure witnesses were not collaborating stories. It was determined that witnesses would not be allowed in the court room and could not discuss the case to one another outside the proceedings.Follow us on Twitter.